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#biketouring #bikepacking #duderobot #biketour #coast2coastbikeride #biketouringquestions

#biketouring #bikepacking #duderobot #biketour #coast2coastbikeride #biketouringquestions

Check this out! #chex #czechs #checking #cheques

Check this out! #chex #czechs #checking #cheques

New blog post on YoungArchitect.com! #whatanarchitectdoes #entrearchitect #entrepreneurarchitect

New blog post on YoungArchitect.com! #whatanarchitectdoes #entrearchitect #entrepreneurarchitect

Fer real! I haven't owned a car in 6 years! Owning cars have always been a big headache to me and never bring me happiness.

Fer real! I haven’t owned a car in 6 years!

 

NW 13th and Davis ....from 1999! #wiedenkennedy #portlandarchitecture #positivelyportland #portlandoregon #freemontbridge #nwportland #pearldistrict #oregonarchitecture #1999

NW 13th and Davis ….from 1999! #wiedenkennedy #portlandarchitecture #positivelyportland #portlandoregon #freemontbridge #nwportland #pearldistrict #oregonarchitecture #1999

New sketch book, new life! #newbeginnings #ultraviolence #abelincoln #duderobot #whatanarchitectdoes #sharpie

New sketch book, new life! #newbeginnings #ultraviolence #abelincoln #duderobot #whatanarchitectdoes #sharpie

How's the weather?

How’s the weather?

I started off the day by learning AutoCad "classic" mode isn't supported in AutoCad 2017 and hasn't been for years. #wtf #theribbon #autocad #pumpingCAD #BurnDownThePortlandBuilding #whatanarchitectdoes

I started off the day by learning AutoCad “classic” mode isn’t supported in AutoCad 2017 and hasn’t been for years. #wtf #theribbon #autocad #pumpingCAD #BurnDownThePortlandBuilding #whatanarchitectdoes

Bought 3 BPA free water bottles and some mr. pink tire levers. Let's ship this sonofabitch to the east coast! #whyamimrpink #duderobot #biketour #bikepacking #aiacon16

Bought 3 BPA free water bottles and some mr. pink tire levers. Let’s ship this sonofabitch to the east coast! #whyamimrpink #duderobot #biketour #bikepacking #aiacon16

Seriously. #runawayfromhome #losesomeweight #getyourarchitecturelicense #quityourjob #startabusiness #eatrealfood #besingle #travel #runamarathon #spendallyourmoneyonyoga #getadog #writeabook

Seriously. #runawayfromhome #losesomeweight #getyourarchitecturelicense #quityourjob #startabusiness #eatrealfood #besingle #travel #runamarathon #spendallyourmoneyonyoga #getadog #writeabook

I know right. And with asbestos adhesive nonetheless! #burndowntheportlandbuilding

I know right. And with asbestos adhesive nonetheless! #burndowntheportlandbuilding

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Congrats to Molly Riscica for finishing her first book!!! #labsofinstagram #mollyriscica #labrador #bestseller #yellowlaboftheday #entrepreneur #autobiography #byadog #downdog #updog #gooddog #tougueouttuesday #caturday #portlanddogs #firstbook

Congrats to Molly Riscica for finishing her first book!!! #labsofinstagram #mollyriscica #labrador #bestseller #yellowlaboftheday #entrepreneur #autobiography #byadog #downdog #updog #gooddog #tougueouttuesday #caturday #portlanddogs #firstbook

Goodbye Portland, I love you! Have a good summer, don't do anything I wouldn't do. Please take good care of my dog, she's my everything. I'll be back in a few months. ?????️??????❤️

Goodbye Portland, I love you! Have a good summer, don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. Please take good care of my dog, she’s my everything. I’ll be back in a few months. ?????️??????❤️

This crazy train ride is coming to an end in a few hours. I don't want to get off! Next leg is to Pittsburgh and then Philly. Still have another 24 hours of riding trains to go. #aiacon16 #EmpireBuilder

This crazy train ride is coming to an end in a few hours. I don’t want to get off! Next leg is to Pittsburgh and then Philly. Still have another 24 hours of riding trains to go. #aiacon16 #EmpireBuilder

Sweet digs on the train! I'm staying horizontal until they kick me off. First leg to Chicago, then Pittsburgh and My final destination is Philly for the #aiacon16 and then head to Yorktown Virginia, where I'll start bicycling back to Oregon. #sleepercar #mikeriscicaVIP #3daysonatrain #trainrideacrossamerica #bikerideacrossamerica #?

Sweet digs on the train! I’m staying horizontal until they kick me off. First leg to Chicago, then Pittsburgh and My final destination is Philly for the #aiacon16 and then head to Yorktown Virginia, where I’ll start bicycling back to Oregon. #sleepercar #mikeriscicaVIP #3daysonatrain #trainrideacrossamerica #bikerideacrossamerica #?

#IzaakWaltonHotel

#IzaakWaltonHotel

Train ride through Glacier National Park during sunrise! #glacier #amtrak #? #GoingToTheSun #StillClosed

Train ride through Glacier National Park during sunrise! #glacier #amtrak #? #GoingToTheSun #StillClosed

Ahhh Route 2! How are you old friend?!??? In 2007 @punbomber @cvwphoto and I rode 700 miles on Route 2 clear across North Dakota and Montana. It looks exactly like this for all 700 of those miles. #DakotaDementia #greatplains #Route2 #Biketouring #teamnortherntier #PoopinOnThePrarie #bikerideacrossamerica #jokes #architectbeserious

Ahhh Route 2! How are you old friend?!??? In 2007 @punbomber @cvwphoto and I rode 700 miles on Route 2 clear across North Dakota and Montana. It looks exactly like this for all 700 of those miles. #DakotaDementia #greatplains #Route2 #Biketouring #teamnortherntier #PoopinOnThePrarie #bikerideacrossamerica #jokes #architectbeserious

Who the hell carries a 15′ extension cord and a power strip on a self supported bike tour???? I do! I also color coded all my cords with cut up dude robot stickers. #bored My gear list is coming soon, I was writing it last night! #batteries #electronics #extensioncord #lightweight #haha #biketour #charging #duderobot #duderobotaroundtheworld

Hello Chicago! #aiacon16 #coast2coastbikeride #chicagoarchitecture

Hello Chicago! #aiacon16 #coast2coastbikeride #chicagoarchitecture

Post yoga selfie! #nostick #YeahIllDoYogaOnaTrain ...and I will do yoga in the rain and in the dark and on a train! #yogaaroundtheworld #mikeriscica666 #mikeriscicavip #aiacon16 #architectbeserious #youngarchitect #coast2coastbikeride #duderobot #kindawesome

Post yoga selfie! #nostick #YeahIllDoYogaOnaTrain …and I will do yoga in the rain and in the dark and on a train! #yogaaroundtheworld #mikeriscica666 #mikeriscicavip #aiacon16 #architectbeserious #youngarchitect #coast2coastbikeride #duderobot #kindawesome

 

Hello Philadelphia! I'll take 75 hours on a train, over 4 hours on a plane! Seeing America from the ground got me super excited for the bike ride. The train went along much of the trail I rode in 2007. I saw several places I stopped and even some cyclists carrying gear going across America. For the next few days I'm laying low, hanging out with my cousin and getting ready for the #aiacon16

Hello Philadelphia! I’ll take 75 hours on a train, over 4 hours on a plane! Seeing America from the ground got me super excited for the bike ride. The train went along much of the trail I rode in 2007. I saw several places I stopped and even some cyclists carrying gear going across America. For the next few days I’m laying low, hanging out with my cousin and getting ready for the #aiacon16

Today I discovered Victor Enrich, my new photoshop Hero! #victorenrich

Today I discovered Victor Enrich, my new photoshop Hero! #victorenrich

Dude Robot is a Professor of Architecture at NYIT! #duderobot #nyitarchitecture #whatanarchitectdoes

Dude Robot is a Professor of Architecture at NYIT! #duderobot #nyitarchitecture #whatanarchitectdoes

Yes!!!! Shout out to the Long Island Duck!!!! #aiacon16 #longislandduck

Yes!!!! Shout out to the Long Island Duck!!!! #aiacon16 #longislandduck

Feel a brain! #aiacon16

Feel a brain! #aiacon16

The future of ARE 5.0 Prep!! Selfie with @l2designllc and @black.spectacles #aiacon16 #ncarb #whatanarchitectdoes #youngarchitect #AREsketches #blackspectacles lasherman2Love it!

The future of ARE 5.0 Prep!! Selfie with @l2designllc and @black.spectacles #aiacon16 #ncarb #whatanarchitectdoes #youngarchitect #AREsketches #blackspectacles
lasherman2Love it!

Gangster! #duderobot #whatanarchitectdoes #aiacon16 #presspass #architectbeserious #15mileday #nyitarchitecture

Gangster! #duderobot #whatanarchitectdoes #aiacon16 #presspass #architectbeserious #15mileday #nyitarchitecture

#aiacon16 isn't just Continuing Ed units, partying and jokes, lots of connections and relationships have been made this year!

#aiacon16 isn’t just Continuing Ed units, partying and jokes, lots of connections and relationships have been made this year!

It's #kindawesome that #KindBar gave me a yoga mat to take on my bike ride across America! #duderobot #duderobotsunglasses #mikeriscicavip @kindsnacks #aiacon16 #yogaaroundtheworld #livekind #nowservingbreakfast #mayorofwalmartcity

It’s #kindawesome that #KindBar gave me a yoga mat to take on my bike ride across America! #duderobot #duderobotsunglasses #mikeriscicavip @kindsnacks #aiacon16 #yogaaroundtheworld #livekind #nowservingbreakfast #mayorofwalmartcity

#aiacon16

#aiacon16

"I can't believe you walked right by Independence Hall and didn't even look at it." #aiacon16

“I can’t believe you walked right by Independence Hall and didn’t even look at it.” #aiacon16

All star crew! Selfie with Lukas, Enoch Sears, Mark LePage! #nostick #aiacon16 #mikeriscicavip #entrearchitect #businessofarchitecture #nyitarchitecture

All star crew! Selfie with Lukas, Enoch Sears, Mark LePage! #nostick #aiacon16 #mikeriscicavip #entrearchitect #businessofarchitecture #nyitarchitecture

There are 3 people missing, but this is the future of architecture in Portland Oregon! #aiacon16 #portland7 #aiaportland #whatanarchitectdoes #portlandarchitecture #pdxarchitecture

There are 3 people missing, but this is the future of architecture in Portland Oregon! #aiacon16 #portland7 #aiaportland #whatanarchitectdoes #portlandarchitecture #pdxarchitecture

The Powerful Joel Pominville bringing architecture back to what is real and human! #joelpominville @joelpominville #aias #aiacon16

The Powerful Joel Pominville bringing architecture back to what is real and human! #joelpominville @joelpominville #aias #aiacon16

Yes, you are here! BE HERE NOW! #aiacon16 Put down your phones and take a deep breath!

Yes, you are here! BE HERE NOW! #aiacon16 Put down your phones and take a deep breath!

Architect Coffee! The decorated bean! #aiacon16

Architect Coffee! The decorated bean! #aiacon16

I published the gear list for this summers bicycle ride across America! Link is in profile! #biketouring #biketour #bikepacking #bikegear #rei #campinggear #ortlieb #pearlizumi #adventurecycling #brookssaddle #trek520 #garmin #specializedbikes #parktool #msr #thenorthface #snowpeak #gopro #kindawesome #wrightsock #raybans #timex #lilycamera

I published the gear list for this summers bicycle ride across America! Link is in profile! #biketouring #biketour #bikepacking #bikegear #rei #campinggear #ortlieb #pearlizumi #adventurecycling #brookssaddle #trek520 #garmin #specializedbikes #parktool #msr #thenorthface #snowpeak #gopro #kindawesome #wrightsock #raybans #timex #lilycamera

I spent all morning hanging out with my Architect Blogger Heros! #aiacon16 #ArchiTalks #youngarcitect #buildingsarecool #businessofarchitecture #lifeofanarchitect

I spent all morning hanging out with my Architect Blogger Heros! #aiacon16 #ArchiTalks #youngarcitect #buildingsarecool #businessofarchitecture #lifeofanarchitect

Rachel Law doing what she does best! ...being an inspiration! #aiacon16 #aias #rachellaw

Rachel Law doing what she does best! …being an inspiration! #aiacon16 #aias #rachellaw

Quick detour to the @dogfishbeer Brewery! My bike touring friends Sam and Laura picked me up in Philly and are going to ride the first 200 miles with me across Virginia. Yesterday was also Sam's birthday! #dogfishhead #biketour #beer

Quick detour to the @dogfishbeer Brewery! My bike touring friends Sam and Laura picked me up in Philly and are going to ride the first 200 miles with me across Virginia. Yesterday was also Sam’s birthday! #dogfishhead #biketour #beer

The Yorktown Victory Monument is the beginning of the Transamerican bicycle trail. Next stop is the Oregon Coast! #biketouring #duderobot #transamerica2016 #biketour #beer #architectbeserious

The Yorktown Victory Monument is the beginning of the Transamerican bicycle trail. Next stop is the Oregon Coast! #biketouring #duderobot #transamerica2016 #biketour #beer #architectbeserious

Reunited with my bike in Virginia! #transamerica2016 #duderobot #biketouring

Reunited with my bike in Virginia! #transamerica2016 #duderobot #biketouring

Sam and Laura Kirstein are my favorite people in the world! I met them when I cycled through Minneapolis with Jamie in 2007. The bridge had just collapsed and if we were one day ahead of schedule we would have been riding under it when it came down. They showed me around Minneapolis and have been great friends ever since. They rode cross country in 2006. It's soo awesome having them start this trip with me! They are hanging outdoor 200 miles till Charlottesville. #bikefriends #biketouring #yorktownvictorymonument #transamerica2016 #mikeriscica666 #? #yorktownpub #smugglinggrapes

Sam and Laura Kirstein are my favorite people in the world! I met them when I cycled through Minneapolis with Jamie in 2007. The bridge had just collapsed and if we were one day ahead of schedule we would have been riding under it when it came down. They showed me around Minneapolis and have been great friends ever since. They rode cross country in 2006. It’s soo awesome having them start this trip with me! They are hanging outdoor 200 miles till Charlottesville. #bikefriends #biketouring #yorktownvictorymonument #transamerica2016 #mikeriscica666 #? #yorktownpub #smugglinggrapes

Wassup Richmond, Virginia! Rode the length of the amazing Virginia Capital Trail today!!! 52 miles of sweet off road bike path! This trail didn't exist in 2005! #biketour #biketouring #virginialcapitaltrail #transamerica2016 #? #smugglinggrapes #80mileday

Wassup Richmond, Virginia! Rode the length of the amazing Virginia Capital Trail today!!! 52 miles of sweet off road bike path! This trail didn’t exist in 2005! #biketour #biketouring #virginialcapitaltrail #transamerica2016 #? #smugglinggrapes #80mileday

What's better then yellow lab kisses? KISSES FROM TWO YELLOW LABS!!! #missmydog #lovethesedogs #Labdradormagnet #yepthatsme #dogsoftransamstagram

What’s better then yellow lab kisses? KISSES FROM TWO YELLOW LABS!!! #missmydog #lovethesedogs #Labdradormagnet #yepthatsme #dogsoftransamstagram

#transamerica2016

#transamerica2016

First night camping! This picture is for everyone who hated on bringing a 15' extension cord on a self supported bike tour. Tonight while I write my blog post, I'll be charging my #iphone #gopro #garmintouringplus #laptop #camera and #wifihotspot This bike tour is sponsored by: RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES!!! #bloggerlife #hatersgonnahate #technology4eva #biketouring #likeaboss #longhaulfucker

First night camping! This picture is for everyone who hated on bringing a 15′ extension cord on a self supported bike tour. Tonight while I write my blog post, I’ll be charging my #iphone #gopro #garmintouringplus #laptop #camera and #wifihotspot This bike tour is sponsored by: RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES!!! #bloggerlife #hatersgonnahate #technology4eva #biketouring #likeaboss #longhaulfucker

Quit Bump Assing around! #transamerica2016 #duderobot #architectbeserious #lateday #racingagainstsunset #46miles

Quit Bump Assing around! #transamerica2016 #duderobot #architectbeserious #lateday #racingagainstsunset #46miles

Found this gem on the GoPro!

Found this gem on the GoPro!

Bicycle Bill gave me a bicentennial 1976 quarter for riding Bike Route 76! This dude rode his bike across America in 1972, before when bike touring was cool. #transamerica2016 #biketouring

Bicycle Bill gave me a bicentennial 1976 quarter for riding Bike Route 76! This dude rode his bike across America in 1972, before when bike touring was cool. #transamerica2016 #biketouring

#trek520 #duderobot

#trek520 #duderobot

I FOUND MY WISDOM TEETH TODAY! Weird story... This morning I was going through my first aid kit looking for stuff to get rid of and found my teeth rolled up in a ziplock at the bottom of the bag. I had no clue they were in here. They were yanked 6 months before my 2005 ride and I convinced the Dentist to let me take them home all gross and bloody. I soaked them in bleach for 2 days to get them looking beautiful. I even carried them across America on my 2007 trip and had no idea!! Now I just need to find a hippie to make me a necklace, luckily crossing the Appalachian trail is only a few days away! #wisdomteeth #coast2coast #itsgoingtobealongtrip

I FOUND MY WISDOM TEETH TODAY! Weird story… This morning I was going through my first aid kit looking for stuff to get rid of and found my teeth rolled up in a ziplock at the bottom of the bag. I had no clue they were in here. They were yanked 6 months before my 2005 ride and I convinced the Dentist to let me take them home all gross and bloody. I soaked them in bleach for 2 days to get them looking beautiful. I even carried them across America on my 2007 trip and had no idea!! Now I just need to find a hippie to make me a necklace, luckily crossing the Appalachian trail is only a few days away! #wisdomteeth #coast2coast #itsgoingtobealongtrip

I know right, me too... #thomasjefferson #rotunda #projectmanagement #execution #makingshithappen

I know right, me too… #thomasjefferson #rotunda #projectmanagement #execution #makingshithappen

I'm taking 2 days off the bike to see friends, drink beer and hang out in Shenandoah! Happy Memorial Day everybody!! #punkrock #appalachiantrail #thruhikers #mountains #⛰ #?? #waynesboro #overlook

I’m taking 2 days off the bike to see friends, drink beer and hang out in Shenandoah! Happy Memorial Day everybody!! #punkrock #appalachiantrail #thruhikers #mountains #⛰ #?? #waynesboro #overlook

My super cute home for tonight. It was supposed to rain all day today. Which obviously didn't happen. Last night in a lame attempt to avoid camping in the rain, I reached out to another cross country cyclist who lives close to where I was going to end the day. She was out of town, but gave me directions to stay at her little cabin in the middle of the woods. I love it here! #biketouring #warmshowers #community #tinyhouse #offthegrid

My super cute home for tonight.
It was supposed to rain all day today. Which obviously didn’t happen. Last night in a lame attempt to avoid camping in the rain, I reached out to another cross country cyclist who lives close to where I was going to end the day. She was out of town, but gave me directions to stay at her little cabin in the middle of the woods. I love it here! #biketouring #warmshowers #community #tinyhouse #offthegrid

A few days ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway. #biketouring #transamerica2016 #mikeriscica666 #camping

A few days ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway. #biketouring #transamerica2016 #mikeriscica666 #camping

My Thornton Tomasetti bike jersey is my favorite. My best friend from Architecture School @cvwphoto designed it and sent it to me a few years ago. It has pictures of all their buildings on it! He has worked for TT for over 10 years! #amazing #architectsonbikes #thorntontomasetti #⛰ #blueridgeparkway #coast2coastbikeride #molteni #mikeriscicavip #smugglinggrapes

My Thornton Tomasetti bike jersey is my favorite. My best friend from Architecture School @cvwphoto designed it and sent it to me a few years ago. It has pictures of all their buildings on it! He has worked for TT for over 10 years! #amazing #architectsonbikes #thorntontomasetti #⛰ #blueridgeparkway #coast2coastbikeride #molteni #mikeriscicavip #smugglinggrapes

King of the mountain! ?⛰? #aintnosmallthang About to ride down the steepest scariest hill in America! Let's test out those new 520 disc brakes! Wish me luck! #dontdie #biketouring #biketouringlikeaboss #transamerica2016 #blueridgeparkway

King of the mountain! ?⛰? #aintnosmallthang About to ride down the steepest scariest hill in America! Let’s test out those new 520 disc brakes! Wish me luck! #dontdie #biketouring #biketouringlikeaboss #transamerica2016 #blueridgeparkway

Mount Vesuvius! No, I'm in Virginia, not Italy!?!!! I didn't die. The brakes work great! #scaryasfuck #transamerica2016 ????

Mount Vesuvius! No, I’m in Virginia, not Italy!?!!! I didn’t die. The brakes work great! #scaryasfuck #transamerica2016 ????

The latest technology in bathroom accessories! #offthegrid #transamerica2016 #poopingaroundtown #shitcritic

The latest technology in bathroom accessories! #offthegrid #transamerica2016 #poopingaroundtown #shitcritic

This guy! Just chillin. #offthegrid #transamerica2016

This guy! Just chillin. #offthegrid #transamerica2016

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Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect who lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with his Labrador Retriever. He is passionate about helping Young Architects change the world. In his free time, Michael likes to take very long bicycle rides across America. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In. Also check out his new project Young Architect Gear, designing architecturally themed gifts and products.


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